In 2018, D. Doug Mains founded Runabout Coffee, Lansing’s first mobile espresso bar focused on catering. His passion for meeting people where they’re at, by serving specialty coffee without the snobbery, is backed by more than a decade in local coffee, cafe management, and customer service. He kicked off his entrepreneurial career as the grand prize winner of LEAP’s November 2018 pitch competition, and has since helped many local corporations, non-profits, high school grads, and happy couples celebrate their communities.
He and his wife have three children and a dog named after a favorite poet. They are self-claimed foodies and strong believers in the Lansing area’s amazing potential. When Doug is not behind an espresso machine, you might find him behind a guitar, a book, or a craft beer, but most likely, a baby bottle.